Some celebrities come and go and then there are others that stick around for the long haul. Yet despite the length of their careers or their particular accolades (doing whatever it is they do), there are just some stars that remain in our heads and in our hearts for much longer than others.
Below twenty-five British celebrities that we will always remember are discussed in no particular order.
1. Julie Andrews
She is best known for her role as Mary Poppins, the woman that flies with an umbrella, in the 1964 film of the same name.
It was her debut as an actress and her performance in it won her an Academy Award for Best Actress. She has remained in the hearts and minds of Brits ever since.
The next year Andrew’s celebrity went through the roof when she starred in “The Sound of Music.” Her role as the nun that takes a man’s seven children and converts them into singing sensations is a hard one to forget. In fact, her performance was so good that she won a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Musical. It is also interesting to note that, when adjusted for inflation, “The Sound of Music” is the third-highest grossing film of all time.
Andrews continued starring in films after “The Sound of Music. These included “The Americanization of Emily,” “Hawaii,” “Torn Curtain,” and “Thoroughly Modern Millie” among many others. These films brought her recognition as the most successful actress in the world at the time.
There was more than a brief lull in Andrew’s film career. It wasn’t until the 2000s that Andrews made it back onto the celebrity map with successful roles in “The Princess Diaries,” “Shrek,” and “Despicable Me.”